Needle bearing can be replaced without removal of engine. Clutch must be removed first. See Repair Manual - Group 30.
Pull out needle bearing with Special Tool 10-202.
13-12 Removing and Installing Flywheel Replacing Starter Ring Gear
Pull out bearing sleeve with US 1088.
Pull out bearing sleeve with M 12 x 65 hexagon head bolt.
Drive in needle bearing up to stop with Special Tool 9124.
For version II drive in seal up to stop with Special Tool 9123.
Use about 3 grams of lithium grease NLGI grade number 3 such as, for example, "Shell cyprina grease 3 ". Unsuitable greases would damage needle bearings.
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